9-Day Costa Rica Adventure: San Jose - La Fortuna - Tortuguero NP
Product Code: 3076-72469


  • • Arenal Volcano
  • • Tortuguero National Park
  • •La Fortuna
  • • black sand beaches
Tour Code
9 days
Departure City
San Jose
End City
San Jose
Tour Type:

Experience: Historical, Nature, Adventure, Backpacker

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who wants to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Strenuous

Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Day 01
San Jose

San Jose

Hotel: Hotel El Rincon or similar

San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, is nestled in a fertile valley among coffee and sugarcane farms. There is not much left of the colonial era architecture, but the National Theater built in 1897 is certainly worth seeing. Other popular attractions include the Jade Museum, Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the National Museum.

There are plenty of optional activities within the vicinity of San Jose, such as the Poas and Irazu volcanoes, white water rafting, Turu Ba Ri Nature & Adventure Park and the Aerial Tram.

Meeting point: Hotel El Rincon, Ave. 9 and Calle 15, Barrio Otoya, San Jose. Please double-check your voucher for necessary details regarding accommodations of the days following. All hotels provided are of a 3 star standard.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
La Fortuna

San Jose - La Fortuna

The main attraction in La Fortuna is the nearby Arenal Volcano. After settling in you'll have time to explore the town on your own. Later that evening you may opt to join on an excursion to a site near the volcano and sample the local spirits. After this, you may want to take a well-earned dip in the local hot springs.

There is also plenty of free time to partake in a number of spectacular and exhilarating optional excursions: caving, rappelling, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, horse-riding, trekking and biking among many others.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
La Fortuna

La Fortuna

Our exploration of La Fortuna continues.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park

We'll travel by bus to the port of Moin near Limon, where a boat will be waiting to take us along inland jungle canals into Tortuguero National Park. We're sure to spot a large variety of animals, including monkeys, sloths, crocodiles, turtles, and numerous birds.

With luck, between July and October, we'll see the Green sea turtles arriving at the beaches to lay eggs in the sand. Seven to ten weeks later, the turtles hatch. There's a visitor center in the tiny village where you can watch videos and learn all about turtles. During our excursions around Tortuguero we may also have the chance to see the tiny but brightly colored poison dart frogs.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park

Our exploration of Tortuguero National Park continues.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06

Tortuguero NP - Cahuita

On Day 6 we'll continue on to the small beachside town of Cahuita. You can take an optional excursion to magical Cahuita National Park, boasting beautiful beaches and an off-shore coral reef. There you can go for a snorkel or take a glass-bottomed boat tour to see some of the 500 species of fish that live in the area (own expense). Enjoy a stroll through the forest, keeping an eye out for the variety of creatures that call this nature reserve home. Bring your swimsuit with you to enjoy a day in the sun at one of the lovely beaches in the park, or lounge at one of the black sand beaches a few minutes from the hotel. The actual town of Cahuita has an impressive selection of restaurants, where you can sample some great seafood.

From Cahuita you have the option of taking a short journey down the coast to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. This laid-back Caribbean village has some of the best surf in the country. Nearby is the local sloth sanctuary, where you can see sloths up-close and personal.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07


Our exploration of Cahuita continues.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
San Jose

Cahuita - San Jose

We'll then return to San Jose for one more night. There are plenty of world class restaurants to choose from and the nightlife is especially good on weekends.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
San Jose

San Jose

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation, you will have more time to explore the sights.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Meeting Point
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San Jose Hotel El Rincon Ave. 9 and Calle 15, Barrio Otoya, San Jose

Package Includes

  • Tortuguero National Park entrance fee
  • 8-night accommodations (hotels, hostels and guesthouses)
  • Travel by public bus and boat
  • English-speaking local guide(s) on included excursions

Package Excludes

  • Airfare and the cost of other transportation between your home and departure city
  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers and pre and post-tour accommodations
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional excursions (prices and availability subject to change):
    - Jade Museum: USD 15.00/person
    - Museo Nacional: USD 4.00/person
    - Butterfly farm: USD 6.00/person
    - Teatro Nacional: USD 5.00/person
    - Arenal Volcano hike and hot springs: USD 40.00/person
    - National Park: USD 6.00 plus taxi
    - La Fortuna Waterfall: USD 10.00 plus taxi
    - Zipline Canopy Tour: USD 84.00/person
    - Rafting: USD: 55.00-75.00/person
    - Horse riding: USD 65.00/person
    - Mountain Biking: USD 75.00-95.00/person
    - Canyoning: USD 90.00/person
    - Night-guided turtle watching: USD 25.00/person
    - Cahuita National Park: USD 7.00/person
    - Snorkelling tour: USD 45.00/person
    - Horse riding: USD 45.00/person
    - Indigenous Bribri village: USD 55.00/person
    - Indigenous Bribri village with canoeing, horse riding and waterfalls: USD 75.00/person
    - Bike Rental: USD 5.00 per day
    - White water rafting in Rio Pacuare: USD 99.00/person
    - Glass-bottom boat tours: USD 30.00/person
    - Surfing lessons: USD 30.00/person
    - Jaguar Rescue Centre: USD 15.00/person
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    - 27 Days Prior to Departure Date - 100% of Reservation Cost
    - 28-59 Days Prior to Departure Date - 50% of Reservation Cost
    - 60 or More Days Prior to Departure Date - 10% of Reservation Cost
  • This is an adventure tour. We see a destination from the locals' perspective using a variety of transport, staying in small, locally-owned guesthouses.
  • Maximum group size is 16 people.
  • Detailed itineraries are provided in good faith and it is our intention to adhere to the published route. Changes may be made before or during your tour for operational or safety reasons. Impromptu changes may also occur whilst you are travelling as a result of one-off circumstances such as an excursion being closed on a particular day, weather conditions or transport. Delays are rare but occur occasionally and for this reason and the reasons above this itinerary should be considered as a guide only. Published transport times are approximate and may vary depending on local conditions.
  • When arriving at San Jose International Airport you may want to exchange some of your own legal tender for the local currency (the Colon) at the airport before making your way to the city center. There are exchange booths and ATMs located at the airport for your convenience.
  • If you have booked an airport arrival transfer, please look out for someone with a sign which has your name, local operator name, or both after exiting the customs hall. If you are likely to be delayed by more than two hours, please contact the emergency number at least six hours before arrival. If we are advised in time, we will make every effort to reschedule your transfer and your driver will be asked to wait for two hours after your new expected arrival time. However, if we are not made aware of any change, the driver will only wait for two hours after the original scheduled arrival time and after this point it will be up to you to arrange transport to your hotel at your own expense.
  • Travel insurance is a compulsory requirement for all bookings.
    - You are required to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before travelling with us and provide details of your insurance to your tour leader at the beginning of your tour.
    - Please make sure you know exactly what you are covered for, remembering there are many adventure activities available during the tour which may not be covered by basic insurance. Make sure that your travel insurance covers general medical expenses, hospitalizations and medical evacuations. Also ensure that you are covered for travel at high altitudes if necessary for your tour.
    - A suitable insurance policy should provide adequate cover for medical expenses arising through illness or accident prior to or during the holiday and loss of holiday monies through cancellation or curtailment of the holiday for insurable reasons. You must be in possession of a travel insurance policy that includes a minimum of £100,000 (or equivalent currency) in cover for any medical expenses that you might incur when travelling, and for repatriation to your home country in the event of a medical emergency.
  • To protect your personal property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction or restaurant. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* You must be at least 18 years old to join the tour.
* Single Occupancy price applies when one people stays in one standard hotel room.
* Double Occupancy price applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.

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Departure Date:jul-01, 2017
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